The G2 measures just 189mm (W) x 67 mm (H) x 55mm (D) has a solid aluminium body, soft touch controls, and can work as a integrated hands-free speaker phone.
The G2 can be connected to virtually any device via Bluetooth and also supports NFC technology for even simpler, one-touch Bluetooth pairing. It is also possible to pair two G2 together to create a wider stereo sound stage.
Additionally, each unit remembers up to 8 different devices so there is no need to continually disconnect and reconnect each time.
This ultra-portable speaker also has a convenient USB socket to charge mobile devices wherever you are from its own battery, whether connected to the mains adaptor or not.
Our impressions of it have been excellent so far. When we unpacked the speaker it was surprising just how small but heavy it was, it really has a premium feel to it.
Setting the speaker up with Bluetooth is extremely easy, as most Bluetooth connections are nowadays. You just switch your Bluetooth on, search for the device and connect. The G2 will remember the connection and automatically connect when next time you switch it on.
Playing music on our phone via Bluetooth was seamless as you would expect and sound quality was surprising good for such as small device. Because it is so small there are some unavoidable downsides, with the lack of bass being the major one, and it not getting extremely loud being another. However we found it to be louder and bassier than other larger portable speakers so in comparison the G2 performed admirably in both respects.
The G2 also has allows you to charge your phone via its USB socket, and handle phone calls via its hands free function. Both these features performed as expected and help the unit stand out from the crowd.
At £99 the G2 is priced competitively, a quick look on-line shows it is priced about the same as the Sony SRS-X3 and the JBL Flip 2, and I would much prefer the UK designed G2 over the former options any day.